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beIN Sports Spain was a Spanish network of sports channels owned by Qatari Sports Investments (an affiliate of beIN Media Group) and operated by Mediapro. It is the Spanish version of the global sports network beIN Sports.
beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast several major association football tournaments on Spanish television. From the 2016/2017 season, Bein Sports will broadcast La Liga and Copa del Rey, featuring exclusive coverage of the two main European competitions UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the two main South American competitions Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana and top national leagues including Ligue 1 and Serie A, along with content from other leagues in Europe and the main national cups including Coupe de France, KNVB Beker, DFB-Pokal and Copa do Brasil. History
On 1 July 2015, after the closure of Gol Televisión, beIN Sports Spain officially launched in Spain on the online platform TotalChannel and Gol Stadium owned by Mediapro. Keeping the channel free viewing until 31 August only for those who were paid to Gol Televisión. On 1 August 2015, beIN Sports will become available on the main national Cable and Satellite platforms.
Offers 1,200 live matches each season and exclusive programming of own production like El Club, Xtra Champions League, Xtra Highlights, The Express Xtra, beINside and Offside with debate, analysis, special and documentaries.
BeIN Sports launched a YouTube pay channel on 20 October 2015, it closed in November 2016.
On 9 August 2018, After having lost the rights of the most emblematic competitions that it emitted (the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and international leagues) the channel ceased its broadcasts, selling the few sports rights it still held to Movistar Liga de Campeones, Champions League, with limitations given by the National Commission of Markets and Competition.
The emissions were closed, although on August 25, 2018, 16 days later, they resumed the transmissions again.
Mediapro operated beIN Connect in Spain, launched on 22 July 2015.beIN Sports USA is a pay television sports network which primarily airs top level soccer, featuring exclusive coverage of Ligue 1, along with content from other leagues in Europe. In addition, BeIN Sports airs matches from such sports as rugby, auto racing, handball, motorcycle racing, tennis, and volleyball. A companion network, BeIN Sports USA Español, carries simulcasts or a different schedule of events primarily in Spanish, with both networks offering secondary Spanish or English commentary via the second audio program option. It is a subsidiary of the Qatari Media Network beINBeIN Sports USA launched on the satellite provider DirecTV on August 16, 2012, coinciding with the start of the European soccer leagues 2012–13 season. beIN launched on the satellite Dish network the following day before being added to cable giant Comcast on September 6, 2012. Verizon FiOS added BeIN Sports in March 2013.
In 2016, BeIN Sports reached a deal with Conference USA to carry select football, basketball, baseball, and softball games, This agreement ended after the 2018-19 season and was not renewed. Also in 2016, BeIN Sports began showing matches from the North American Soccer League.
In August 2018, several major television providers dropped the network, including AT&T (both DirecTV and U-verse), Verizon Fios, and Xfinity.
In October 2018, the WTA Tour returned its broadcast rights back to Tennis Channel. Its contract with BeIN (as part of a wider international deal) was criticized by fans for limiting the reach of its events, citing inconsistent and intermittent scheduling due to conflicts with international soccer, and decreasing carriage.
In 2019, BeIN Sports launched BeIN Sports Xtra, a 24/7 live stream extension of the BeIN Sports brand that allows fans to view select games for free and airs other sports related programs, such as highlights; it also has a complementary service in Spanish, BeIN Sports Xtra ñ. The service is available on FuboTV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Vizio, Redbox, Samsung TV Plus, Fanatiz, Klowd TV, Xumo, and is available through over-the-air television stations in select markets.
Based on numbers from Nielsen, Variety ranked beIN Sports as the lowest-rated broadcast or cable network in the United States in 2021 based on total viewers, with a 40% decline year-over-year.
In 2017, it launched an entertainment TV bouquet, including Fox, AXN, Fox Life, TNT, TCM, Historia, Comedy Central, National Geographic and Nickelodeon. It was the first OTT offer in Spain.
After the closure of Bein Sports España, the entertainment bouquet disappeared in 2019. Gol remained available on the service until 10 March 2020 when beIN Connect España was definitively closed.
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